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Burner0000
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 1:21pm
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DCcoffeeman Said:

My advice would be to buy a Clever Dripper (costs around $20) and inexpensive paper filters for it.  Then use the remainder of your budget to buy the best grinder within your budget.  The Clever Dripper combines a manual coffee maker and a French press. Once you boil water in a kettle, it takes about 5 minutes to make really great coffee.  If you have been drinking only Keurig coffee, you will notice flavors you never knew existed.  Of course, you have to buy good quality beans.  All in all, much cheaper and probably better than  coffee available at coffee shops.

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+1 if your willing to boil and steep with a clever dripper this would be the way to go over an electric brewer :)
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 2:31pm
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Alright so I'm leaning towards a bunn velocity. I like the thermal carafe. I think I will get an aeropress just for myself. Which velocity model should I get? I see several different ones at bbb.
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 2:32pm
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Actually with Aeropress, it comes with a scoop, it is close enough to just use one scoop of beans into the grinder.

My steps, less than 5 min total.
1 pour 1/2 l of water into Proctor Silex electric water kettle,  turn kettle on
2 get 1 scoop of beans and put in grinder
3  pull plunger almost out of Aeropress, (I use inverted method)    
4 grind beans and put into Aeropress
5 put paper filter into aeropress cap
6 wait for water to finish heating (.5 l does not take much time to heat so you can see how quick the above steps were)
7 add water to Aeropress when just off a boil, stirr for about 15 seconds
8 put filter cap on Aeropress, invert over coffee cup and plunge (total about 10 seconds for everything)
9 add remaining hot water to mug of coffee.
10 remove cap from Aeropress, pop the grounds into trash, wipe Aeropress with paper towel.
11 wipe counter with paper towel then toss.
12 enjoy coffee.
Total time less than the 5 minutes, honestly the thing that takes the most time is waiting for the water to heat all the other steps together take only about a minute.

YMMV!

 
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 2:35pm
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tekjunkie28 Said:

Alright so I'm leaning towards a bunn velocity. I like the thermal carafe. I think I will get an aeropress just for myself. Which velocity model should I get? I see several different ones at bbb.

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Before you consider the Bunn Velocity you may wish to see if an always on unit is for you.  You should do more reading on it.  Personally I do not like always on heating element electrical appliances.

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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 2:43pm
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This is the one I found on amazon.

 Click Here

Check out the "certification" on this machine. :)
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 3:00pm
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tekjunkie28 Said:

For the aeropress I would need a scale and grinder... And what else?

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short answer is something like a pyrex pitcher to boil water in the microwave, and pretty much nothing else.  A scale is nice but not necessary.

Of course, you seem to have already decided by now...

what I didn't notice, is that you don't seem to have grinder in your purchase plan, and having asked this question earlier, I'm now wondering if you guys use preground?  If so, you will see a huge improvment in the cup if you switch over to freshly roasted beans and a decent grinder...no matter what brew method you use.  I'm actually surprised no one has mentioned this yet.  

My suggestion is...if you guys are using preground...get your wife a grinder for the holidays, buy her some fresh beans (roasted within the past couple of days, either locally one or two days before you give her the grinder present, or online to arrive one or two days before you give her the grinder present).

 
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 4:37pm
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How much water does the aepress hold? We typically drink several cups a day or fill a large tervis cup up
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 6:58pm
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tekjunkie28 Said:

How much water does the aepress hold? We typically drink several cups a day or fill a large tervis cup up

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And the arrow finds the heel of Achilles!

The maximum volume is something a little over 300 ml. You need to subtract at least 25 ml from this to allow you to insert the plunger. You also need to take into consideration the volume that the coffee grounds and foam/bloom take up. So it's probably about 250 ml, maybe a bit less, that you can count on. Frantic stirring helps.

Lots of people wish it had more volume: "If I could make 4 cups at a time [in an Aeropress] I would never use the Brazen." Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

Alas, there is no larger volume Aeropress commercially available.
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 6:59pm
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Ok, so I went to the store after work... 3 of them. I found a bunn brewer but didn't get it and I searched and searched for a coffee grinder and the aeropress but didn't find a thing. Macys bbb, and belk had nothing but keurig crap. Anyplace else I can get the aeropress. My wife does really care about how her coffee tastes so I thought about getting that black and decker brewer that someone on this forum said was actually decent. Then I'll get me a aeropress and a grinder. Atleast that's my idea so far.
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 7:27pm
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tekjunkie28 Said:

Ok, so I went to the store after work... 3 of them. I found a bunn brewer but didn't get it and I searched and searched for a coffee grinder and the aeropress but didn't find a thing. Macys bbb, and belk had nothing but keurig crap. Anyplace else I can get the aeropress. My wife does really care about how her coffee tastes so I thought about getting that black and decker brewer that someone on this forum said was actually decent. Then I'll get me a aeropress and a grinder. Atleast that's my idea so far.

Posted November 14, 2013 link

I'm scratching my head here trying to figure out the logic you are using.  Cost of Black & Decker (junk) + aeropress (good but single cup) = Bonavita on amazon shipped for free.  And you really want a Bonavita by your previous comments.  Why not just buy the Bonavita and appreciate it for years to come, instead of a junk Black & decker?  Surely the wife can wait a couple days and appreciate a real good coffee maker instead of an immediate (?) purchase of a junk one.

Len

 
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